Symantec System Recovery on a DC
I'm trying to backup a 2008 R2 Domain Controller but I've been unable to. I'm getting the following errors. My goal is to perform a P2V, and to do that I've always shut down Active Directory Domain Services or restarted in DSRM but VSS doesn't appera to work in either case. I'm hoping someone can provide me with a solution. Demoting the DC's is not an option.
Event ID 100
Error EC8F17B7: Cannot create recovery points for job: Drive Backup of System Reserved (*:\), (C:\).
Error E4F3000E: Snapshot failure while using Volume Shadow Copy Service. Please check application event log for VSS errors. Error code: VSS_E_BAD_STATE (-2147212543). (UMI:V-281-3215-6071)
Source: Symantec System Recovery
VSS Event ID 26
This machine is a Domain Controller with the Active Directory service (NTDS) stopped. Backup cannot be performed, nor can shadow copies be managed in this case. Either the NTDS must be started (net start ntds), or reboot in DSRM to enumerate shadow copies/providers/writers only.